Saturday, January 31, 2015

Universal Constants, Variations, and Identities - #6 (Holons)

#6 Reality is composed of whole parts. (Holons)

Arthur Koesler coined the term ‘Holon’ that refers to entities as both wholes and parts of some other whole.
For example: a whole atom is part of a whole molecule, which is part of a whole cell, which is part of a whole organism,… Each of these entities are neither a whole or a part; rather, a whole part or Holon.

“There’s a 2000 year old philosophical squabble between atomists and holists: ‘Which is ultimately real – the whole or the part?’ The answer is neither or both, if you prefer…”(Ken Wilber)

There are only ‘whole-parts': Holons.
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